Reason: Faithful Servant, Demanding Master
The King of Swords is the card of reasoning and right judgment.
As I looked at the card this morning, and attempted to assume the physical posture and gestures of the character (as recommended by Enrique Enriquez of Tarology fame) I felt a sense of fatigue. It’s not easy to keep that sword so perfectly upright and poised.
Mental rigor and focus, for the very best of us, can sometimes lapse. In those moments, we depend on grace. In all moments, we depend on the guidance of wisdom from deep within, and good habits of attention that we cultivate in practice day after day after day.